The St Andrews Preservation Trust Museum

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The St Andrews Preservation Trust Museum is a small, independent museum situated in a lovely 17th century house in the heart of the town’s old fisher quarter, a stone’s throw from both the Castle and the Cathedral.

The Museum contains a wealth of fascinating information and objects pertaining to the history of St Andrews and its people. The ground floor is home to permanent displays featuring old St Andrews shops and businesses. Outside, visitors can enjoy a glimpse into the past courtesy of Great Granny’s Wash House, double privy and Blacksmith display. The Museum’s award-winning gardens provide the perfect place to relax and enjoy a well-earned rest in secluded and peaceful surroundings.

The Museum collections include fine art, costume, furniture and many other objects with local connections. There is also an important collection of over 10,000 photographs, postcards, slides and glass negatives. These can be viewed by arrangement with the curator and copies can be requested.

The Museum mounts several exhibitions each year so there is always something new to see and enjoy.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Open during Easter, Summer and St Andrews Week
Daily 1400-1700

2017 Opening Hours
28 January - 5 February 1300-1600
2 March - 5 March 1100-1700
25 March - 23 April 1400-1700
20 May 1100-1600
27 May - 1 October 1400-1700
25 November - 3 December 1300-1600

Admission charges


Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Land Transport, Maritime, Medicine, Music, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History, Weapons and War

The St Andrews Preservation Trust Museum
12 North Street
St Andrews
KY16 9PW




01334 477629

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